Generic name: naproxen Brand name:Aleve, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan, Naproxen is also available in combination with other medications under the following brand names: Aleve PM, Aleve-D Sinus and Cold, Treximet, and Vimovo Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Naproxen belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs. NSAIDs are a type of medications that work by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation.
Naproxen is available under the following different brand names: Aleve, EC Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS, Naprosyn, Naprox Sodium, Naproxen EC, Naproxen SR, Naprelan, and Menstridol.
Dosages of Naproxen:
Adult and pediatric:
220 mg (over the counter)
Tablet, delayed release
Tablet, extended release
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
Adult Dosage Considerations
500 mg orally initially, then 250 mg orally every 6-8 hours or 500 mg orally every 12 hours as needed, not to exceed 1250 mg/day naproxen base on day 1, subsequent daily doses should not exceed 1000 mg naproxen base.
Extended release 750-1000 mg orally every day, may temporarily increase to 1500 mg/day if tolerated well and clinically indicated.